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2017 Rams Roster Preview: CB Kayvon Webster A Mainstay?

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if Webster followed his old DC all the way to a Pro Bowl berth?

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For a guy who signed a two-year, $7.75M deal, a lot is expected out of new Los Angeles Rams CB Kayvon Webster.

Webster comes through free agency by way of the Denver Broncos following his former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips all the way to LA. Webster could not crack Denver’s starting lineup, which is not surprising considering they have two Pro Bowl cornerbacks and their third corner, Bradley Roby, is a first-round pick.

Roster Battle

Kayvon will likely have the #2 CB role locked down across from CB Trumaine Johnson, though he will have to fend off CB E.J. Gaines, CB Troy Hill (roster preview) and Mike Jordan (roster preview) for it. He’s the heavy favorite. Also, John Johnson, Nickell Robey-Coleman (roster preview) and Lamarcus Joyner don’t project as outside cornerbacks so they won’t have much of an affect on Webster’s playing time.

Expectations

I expect Kayvon Webster to win the job coming out of camp. He’ll play a lot, and he’ll be counted on to become an impact player for the Rams. Not only because he’s got a starting job, but because Trumaine Johnson is playing on a franchise tag, and could very well be gone next year. If that’s the case, the Rams will need someone to ease that transition.

Lastly, Kayvon has been an elite special teamer in DEN. The Rams and Coach Bones are sure to use his capabilities there too.

Chance of Making Final Roster (10/10)

Not only is he a starter, but he was hand picked by the current FO. Surely, Wade Phillips had something to do with it.

Kayvon is not going anywhere.